Delaware Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell Gets Pro-Life Endorsement

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 16, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Delaware Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell Gets Pro-Life Endorsement

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 16
, 2010

Dover, DE (LifeNews.com) — Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has received the endorsement of the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women’s group. O’Donnell faces pro-abortion and pro-embryonic stem cell research candidate Mike Castle in the Republican primary for the chance to take on Democrat Chris Coons.

The three are vying for the seat currently held by pro-abortion Democrat Ted Kaufman, who was named to the seat by the state’s Democratic governor to replace pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden.

However, Kaufman has decided not to seek a full term.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List Candidate Fund, told LifeNews.com that “Delaware families deserve the pro-life leadership Christine O’Donnell so capably provides."

“Unlike her primary opponent, who has an explicitly pro-abortion voting record, O’Donnell has expressed her strong determination to be a vocal advocate for women and unborn children in abortion debates on the floor of the U.S. Senate," she said.

“A new women’s movement which affirms its original pro-life roots is making its way to the U.S. Senate and O’Donnell is one of its brightest new stars," Dannenfelser added.

O’Donnell is a marketing consultant and nationally known as a regular political commentator and a strong voice for the pro-life perspective on cable and network television. She promoted the pro-life ethic as a member of the Board of Directors for Birthright of Delaware until May 2008 and has led delegations to the U.N. to lobby on behalf of pro-life causes.

Dannenfelser said Castle’s voting record shows negligible support for laws protecting the unborn. He voted for the Foreign Relations Authorization Act which funds abortion overseas through the Office of Global Women’s Issues and supported the public funding of abortion in the District of Columbia.

O’Donnell will face Mike Castle in the September 14th Republican primary and either candidate comes out ahead against Coons for the November general election.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Delaware finds Castle with 47% support, down eight points from late April. Coons gets 36% of the vote, his best showing to date. In April, Castle held a 55% to 32% lead over Coons. Prior to this month’s findings, Castle has earned between 53% and 56% of the vote in surveys back to January. Support for Coons has ranged from 27% to 32%.

Coons runs virtually even with O’Donnell who picks up 41% of the vote to the Democrat’s 39%.

Related web sites:
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.sba-list.org

 

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